Tuesday, 06 March 2018 16:41
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18       8       ELY CITY U18      1 For the second time this season St Neots powered eight goals past Ely to extend their league at the top of the Cambridge Division of the Thurlow Nunn Youth League.   Scoring four times in each half they made their task look easy despite conceding the first goal of the match!   The wintery weather had disappeared leaving the pitch in almost perfect condition and but for some inspired goalkeeping by Ely keeper George Marsh, St Neots could easily have racked up double figures. St Neots outclassed their visitors in the opening ten minutes dominating possession with Andre Williams firing wide and then forcing a good save from visiting keeper George Marsh.  Joe Brooks then rattled the Ely crossbar from 30 yards and Sam Routs played Kieran Waites clear, but Marsh blocked bravely at his feet.   Then against the run of play and in their first attack Ely took the lead as Josh Bateman capitalised on some sloppy defending to put his side in front after 12 minutes.  It took St Neots just 30 seconds to respond as from, the restart Aaron Hiscock found Andre Williams who levelled the sores.   St Neots then returned to dominating proceedings as Hiscock shot over the bar, George Holman headed wide and Louie Diver cleared a Waites effort off the line.  After 26 minutes St Neots were in front as the overworked Marsh saved at full length from Waites, but Aaron Hiscock followed in to score from close range.   A tap-in rare goal from skipper Alfie Donkin made it 3-1 after 34 minutes and Andre Williams claimed huis second goal of the match three minutes before the break, outpacing two defenders. Second half play followed a similar pattern with St Neots dominating, and on the hour from a Williams cross Aaron Hiscock scored his second goal before substitute Joseph Rider came on to have a significant impact on the match.   Within seconds of his appearance after 61 minutes he saw a snap shot rebound from a post and then he dominated St Neots attacking play recording an impressive hat trick in an eight minutes spell.   His first after 81 minutes came from yet another Williams assist and his second a minute later a follow up after the brave Marsh had parried at full stretch.   His hat trick arrived a minute from time as he ghosted past two defenders to complete his sides’ third eight goals haul in a league match this season.   St Neots:  Bugg, Goodridge, Brooks, Donkin, Southeran, Fulianty, Williams, Holman, Waites, Routs, Hiscock                                                                                                                                      Subs used:   Baker,Rider, Ford and Leagas. Referee: Paul Doyle   John Walker
Saturday, 03 February 2018 21:44
Elite Football Scholarship in partnership with St. Neots Football Club has been launched. To read our full colour 40 page Brochure, please follow the link below: SCHOLARSHIP BROCHURE      We are delighted to announce the next open day for our Elite Football Scholarship, run in partnership with St Neots Town FC. Peterborough United coaching staff will now take lead of our Elite Football Scholarship / U18 Youth Team Squad from the start of the 2018/19 season.   Academy Manager, Nick Sheppard said: “We are delighted to be working closely with St Neots Town FC from the 2018/2019 season.  We know the people really well at St Neots and hope that our link will be mutually beneficial to both clubs.  The Elite Football Scholarship is one of the best set ups outside of the EFL Academies and so with our coaches working on the programme it will enable us to have the best opportunities to find any players who are late developers.”   Director of Football at St Neots Town FC, Iain Parr spoke regarding the agreement: “I am excited to announce our partnership with Peterborough United Football Club to help develop and educate 16-19 year old footballers within a full time football and education programme.  This is an excellent opportunity for both clubs to help talented footballers achieve their goals on the football pitch whilst gaining valuable life skills and qualifications.”   The programme offers the opportunity to have fulltime football training alongside academic studies within an integrated timetable for Year 12 & 13s. Unlike most football scholarships there is the option to study a variety of courses at St Neots Sixth Form alongside your football; this includes A-Levels which are now in strategic blocks to avoid clashes or the traditional BTEC sports courses.   Some of the other benefits to the Scholarship are:   • Peterborough United FC Talent ID & Full-Time Lead Coaching Staff • Training opportunities with St Neots Town FC 1st Team • British Colleges League Fixtures & Youth Team Matches • Professional Kit Package • State of the Art Playing Facilities • Full-time Professional Training Syllabus • Individual Player Development Plans • One Leisure Gym Access • Off the Pitch Welfare Support • FA Coaching / Fitness Industry Courses • Personal Fitness Analysis   Next open dayMonday 12th February 2018St Neots Town FC, Premier Plus Stadium, Kester Way, St Neots. Cambridgeshire PE19 6SL   Please bring a full training kit, boots for grass and 3G and a drink. For more information please email \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or to register your interest for the Open Day please complete the following application form:   https://goo.gl/forms/HdjjbrHTdSDPquL23  
Thursday, 18 January 2018 10:30
  THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION   CAMBRIDGE CITY U18         0          ST NEOTS TOWN U18       1   Another workmanlike but hard-fought victory strengthened the position of St Neots U18 side at the top of the Cambridge Division of the Thurlow Nunn league.   The pitch at Huntingdon, heavy in places and uneven in others did nothing to promote the footballing skills of either side and with the two defences dominating for much of the time, goal scoring chances were at a premium.   Overall the visitors had the better of the play and deserved their victory and apart from one outstanding second half save by George Bugg the St Neots goal was seldom threatened.   The result was St Neots’ second league double of the season and their first over Cambridge City and was in part due to the midfield domination of Alfie Donkin and George Holman.   The first half was a closely fought affair as the sides took some time to come to grips with the conditions.  The visitors’ leading scoring Kieran Waites had two early chances failing to test home keeper Lewis Fairley after 14 minutes after neat work by Andre Williams and Sam Routs and then netting a minute later but being ruled offside from a corner.   Harvey Bullin twice shot wide for Cambridge and an Aaron Hiscock shot brought a full length save from Fairley.   Just before half time a through ball by Routs saw Waites go past the advancing keeper at speed but he ran out of pitch and the chance was lost.   St Neots began the second half well and dominated for a spell.   Routs shot wide and substitute Joe Rider on for Waites shot wide after 58 minutes.   However, three minutes later he atoned in a quick break following a Cambridge corner comfortably gathered by George Bugg.   Williams collected the keeper’s clearance just inside his own half and sent Archie Southeran towards goal.   His effort was parried by Fairley, but Rider pounced to net his fourth league goal to give St Neots the lead.  Five minutes later Rider almost doubled the score but his shot after good work by Hiscock was agonising just wide of the far post.   The save of the match was by Bugg after 67 minutes when two of the Cambridge substitutes Adam Cross and Josh Lee combined but the latter’s close-range effort was blocked by the goalkeeper’s legs.   Williams tested Fairley at the other end and despite Cambridge staging a late effort to snatch some reward St Neots held on for an important but well-deserved victory.   St Neots Town:  Bugg, Goodridge, Brooks, Donkin, Fulianty, Southeran, Williams, Holman, Waites, Routs, Hiscock                                                                                                                                        Subs used:  Rider, Ford and Hedge.   Referee: Andy Phillips   John Walker    
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:14
  THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION   ST NEOTS TOWN U18       3       CAMBRIDGE CITY U18       1   St Neots returned to winning ways with a thoroughly competent performance against the in-form Cambridge City who are currently the form team of the Division having reached the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Youth Cup.   After a closely fought first half, St Neots dominated much of the second period leaving the visitors looking tired and dispirited at the end of the match.   The first action of the match saw Andre Williams pick out the head of Kieran Waites but visiting keeper Lewis Fairley saved well.  At the other end Harvey Bullin headed over the bar from a Harry England corner and although much of the midfield play was evenly shared the majority of the significant Cambridge attacking was limited to set pieces.   The initial breakthrough came after 20 minutes when Fairley parried a fierce shot from Aaron Hiscock and Kieran Waites took full advantage sliding the ball under the keepers’ body to open the scoring.  Harry Farrow fired over the bar for Cambridge when well-placed, but the visitors did level from another set piece when Bullin glanced an England corner past Joshua Nicholls.  St Neots could have retaken the lead before the break but for a brave save by Fairley at the feet of Waites after good work by Williams.   The significant moment in the match came after 64 minutes when the energetic Samuel Routs picked up the ball in his own half and went past three defenders in a 70 yards dribble to reinstate the lead for St Neots.   This seemed to deflate the visiting side who had to filter back in the face of some determined St Neots attacking play.   Waites robbed a defender to test Fairley who saved at the second attempt and both Callum Irvine and Williams brought saves from the Cambridge goalkeeper.   The result was neatly sewn up five minutes from the end when the under-pressure Fairley spilled a shot from Routs and Hiscock followed in for the clinching goal.       St Neots:  Nicholls, Chambers, Brooks, Southeran, Goodridge, Fulianty, Williams, Routs, Waites, Irvine, Hiscock                                                                                                                                      Subs used:  Clark and Ford.   John Walker  
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 10:02
  THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION   ST NEOTS TOWN U18       7       SAFFRON WALDEN TOWN U18       1   After two successive defeats in The FA Youth Cup and the league, St Neots bounced back with a dazzling second half performance to crush Saffron Walden who had arrived at the Premier Plus Stadium with a 100% record this season.   The strength of the home squad was highlighted as the starting line-up featured two players not previously involved this season as theside took their league tally of goals to 23 in four outings.   The first half was evenly contested although a second minute free kick from Andre Williams was fumbled by visiting keeper Joshua Bates before being cleared.   The keepers’ woes were to continue because twelve minutes later St Neots skipper Alfie Donkin hit a shot from fully 35 yards that Bates misjudged and the ball flew off his body into the net to give the home side the lead.  Walden looked a positive side and they were rewarded after 23 minutes when Ronnie Ledwith cut in from the left to send a shot over home keeper Michael McCormack to level the scores.   St Neots settled to dominate the first half chances with Leon Fulianty heading wide from an Aaron Hiscock corner and Bates saving well from Callan Irvine.   Then four minutes before the break the lively Williams first forced a save from Bates and followed up with a second that was only parried and Brandon Hedge followed in to claim his first goal at this level.   The 2-1 half time lead did not look secure but two more goals in a three minutes spell around the hour cemented St Neots’ domination.   Aaron Hiscock claimed the first from an Andre Williams free kick and went on to add the second from a Joseph Rider corner that was not cleared.    Substitute Conor Sims should have reduced the arrears from a Ledwith corner but his header was straight at the keeper and in the final twenty minutes St Neots ran riot with three of their substitutes adding their names to the scorers list.  After 73 minutes Harry Clark set up George Holman to make the score 5-1 and then with three minutes remaining Jack Baker scythed through the defence to score and Joseph Rider completed the rout in added time after Clark’s shot had been parried.       St Neots:  McCormack, Chambers, Brooks, Donkin, Southeran, Fulianty, Williams, Irvine, Hedge, Routs, Hiscock                                                                                                                                     Subs used:  Goodridge, Baker, Clark, Holman and Rider.   Referee:  Martin Godfrey                                                             John Walker  
Friday, 01 September 2017 10:25
  THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION   ELY CITY U18       0          ST NEOTS TOWN U18       8         For the second successive match, the exciting new crop of St Neots U18 players hit eight goals – this time without reply.   Last season Ely finished as runners-up to the Saints in the final league table but on this occasion, they were completely outplayed by a side full of running and confidence.   However, team spokesman Richard Churms is stressing that the side must keep their feet on the ground as future matches will not be as straightforward as the starting double victories have been.   St Neots began brightly and were quickly dominating proceedings.   After four minutes, a slick move split the home defence as Andre Williams beat his man to pick out Kieran Waites and his flick set up Aaron Hiscock for a simple finish.   Under fire home keeper Joe Deas then had to dive full length to divert a Williams shot onto a post and then spectacularly throw himself to his left to keep out a net-bound shot from Callan Irvine.   After 15 minutes, the woodwork robbed the visitors for a second time when a Williams shot rebounded and then from an inswinging corner by the same player Archie Southeran’s header was cleared off the line by a defender.   The pressure was bound to pay off and after 24 minutes Irvine found the woodwork yet again and Aaron Hiscock was quickest to react as he knocked in his second goal.   Within sixty seconds Irvine was to get his reward as he neatly finished off another slick move between George Holman and Waites and despite further one-way traffic it was still 3-0 at the break.   A half time substitution saw the introduction of last season’s leading scorer Ben Southwood and he carried on where he had left off with two goals in ten minutes.   The first from a Williams corner and the second again set up by the same player.   Between those two goals a free kick by Irvine was deflected into his own net by a defender so it was 6-0 after an hour.   Just after that Ely threatened the St Neots goal for the first time in the match when they won a corner but Nehemiah Goodridge cleared the danger and then it was back to St Neots’ almost total possession and after 72 minutes Callan Irvine topped a final personal display with a solo goal past the overworked Deas.   The final goal followed four minutes later when Southwood turned provider pulling the ball back for the unmarked Kieran Waites and the nearest Ely got to a consolation goal was two minutes from time when George Bugg kept out a Joshua Lewis effort with his legs.       St Neots Town:  Bugg, Chambers, Fulianty, Donkin, Southeran, Goodridge, Williams, Holman, Waites, Irvine, Hiscock                                                                                                                                      Subs used:  Brooks, Southwood, Hammond and Ford.   Referee:  Peter Howard (Chatteris)                                                             John Walker  
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 17:33
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE - CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18       8       NEWMARKET TOWN U18       1 St Neots U18 Scholars opened the defence of their Cambridge Division title by thumping last seasons’ fourth placed side – the only team with a better goal difference than the Saints last time around.  Each season introduces a new crop of players at this age group but St Neots policy of including younger players in their squad each season has the benefit of continuity because no fewer than five of their starting team had featured in a starting line-up last season.  In fact, striker Andre Williams had played in all but three games in the 2016/17 title winning side and another survivor Kieran Waites was the star of this victory contributing four of St Neots’ goals. Although St Neots looked the better side from the start the visitors’ defended very well in the opening phase of the match.   Aaron Hiscock had an early chance blocked by the feet of the visiting goalkeeper but much of the better openings saw off-target finishing with efforts from Callan Irvine, Hiscock and an Andre Williams free kick either high or wide.   The visitors made few openings but after 17 minutes from a Toby Peters free kick, Lewis Kent lost his marker to head over the bar.  The deadlock was broken after 22 minutes when from a Williams cross Kieran Waites timed his run to perfection to claim the opening goal and two minutes later the same combination doubled the score, Waites showing pace to add to his personal tally.  After 31 minutes, a Waites hat trick was only avoided as visiting keeper Konrad Mil produced a full length save but the pressure continued and after 37 minutes Waites celebrated his hat trick outwitting William James to slot past the keeper.   Andre Williams had been a first half scourge on the visiting defence and he scored a fourth goal three minutes before the break. Waites then made it 5-0 in the opening minute after the break with Williams once again the provider but five minutes later a clumsy challenge by Joe Brooks on Joe Horncastle conceded a penalty for the visitors and Horncastle himself converted.   Then after 56 minutes the Williams/Waites combination set up the sixth St Neots goal for the hardworking Callan Irvine and although Luke Gray hit the foot of a post for the visitors from a corner by Horncastle, the St Neots keeper George Bugg was largely a spectator.   When Mil spilled a Williams corner after 71 minutes Alfie Donkin scored the seventh goal from close range and appropriately Williams wrapped up this convincing opening victory with his second and the eighth goal ten minutes from time. St Neots Town:  Bugg, Chambers, Brooks, Donkin, Dunnett, Fulianty, Williams, Irvine, Waites, Routs, Hiscock                                                                                                                                      Subs used:  Goodridge, Ford and Rider. Referee:  Paul Attfield                                                             John Walker
Friday, 26 May 2017 13:12
St Neots Town FC Academy Open Trials for prospective players Season 2017/18 We will be holding Open Trials for prospective players wishing to play for St Neots Town FC Academy Teams for the upcoming 2017/18 Season. The trials will be held at St Neots Town Football Club, Kester Way, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 6SL on the following Nights:   Monday 5th June 2017: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U9, U10, U11 AND U12 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U13 AND U14 TRIALS   Wednesday 7th June 2017: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U9, U10 AND U11 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U15 AND U16 TRIALS   Monday 12th June 2017: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U12, U13 AND U14 TRIALS   8:00 - 9:30pm > U15 AND U16 TRIALS To register interest and further details, please click on the link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KBcYaaM4_2OzSSgt0PIzWuWTUS9EC0iFGXYKPrqyKJ4/edit  
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 09:58
  On Friday 2nd June 2017 we are holding an open training session 10am - 12pm This is an opportunity for you to take a small break from your ''hectic revision schedule'' and attend this open training session for a couple of hours. Friends are welcome to attend and please circulate and see details of the attached poster as we still have a few spaces available for September 2017 intake.   New Partnership and Academic Evening   As our 'Scholarship' evolves, we continue to form strong bonds and partnerships with local businesses and organisations and look at other academic options in the 'Sports' industry. With this in mind, I am pleased to announce our newly formed partnership with 'One Leisure' of St Neots that will see our scholars visit their fantastic facility from September 2017. This will allow us to integrate a state of the art bespoke football fitness program for each individual that will run alongside the scholarship football training program, the facilities (including the swimming pool) will ensure you have the maximum opportunity to achieve your goals!!   St Neots Learning and Sports Academy and SNLP are holding an Academic Evening at Longsands Academy after half term on Tuesday 6th June 2017 at  6.30pm. Details to be sent in a separate email to prospective Scholars who have registered an interest.   To register your interest please text 07970 851511, email iainsnlasa.co.uk or click on the link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xY7azCzjf2t07dLK2RN05S35-Tieyo1P7zT6iRAcBbM/edit  
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:27
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CHAMPIONS PLAY OFF SEMI-FINAL ST NEOTS TOWN U18       0       AFC SUDBURY U18       4 St Neots U18 Scholars brought their season to a close with an honourable defeat in the semi-final of the Thurlow Nunn League Champions play-off.    They were beaten by a skilful and well organised visiting Sudbury side – the South Division champions – that had only been beaten once this season.   A measure of the quality of the opposition is that it was the first-time St Neots had conceded more than two goals in a home match since November 2015 and it was only the second time this season they had failed to score themselves in a home match.   Before the opposition had scored St Neots, already missing the injured Shae Humphrey and suspended Owen Bevan, lost their inspirational skipper Isaac Clarke, carried off on a stretcher with a twisted knee and within sixty seconds of the restart of the match with St Neots reorganising their defence Sudbury claimed their first goal. There was a very tight start to the match with both sides probing at the other defence with few clear chances.   Andre Williams almost made an early breakthrough for St Neots after eight minutes when he pushed visiting keeper Curtis Child to a full length flying save whilst at the other end Evan Jeckells saved well at the foot of a post at the expense of a corner from Oliver Dunlop.   The injury to Clarke brought on substitute Mason Collins slotted into a three-man defence and the opening goal after 27 minutes came from a lengthy clearance from Child.   A moments’ hesitation in the St Neots defence let in Oliver Peters who chipped the advancing goalkeeper.   A minute before the break a long throw by Callum Watson was met at the near post by Mekhi McKenzie who glanced a header past Jeckells. A third goal just eight minutes after the restart effectively put the match beyond the home side when Dunlop was fouled on the edge of the penalty area and he picked himself up to send a free kick around the defensive wall to make it 3-0.   If St Neots knew they were beaten they did not show it and they kept attacking the visiting defence with little success.  It was whilst they were searching for a way back into the match when they were caught defensively short and McKenzie showed real skill to leave the last defender in his wake to seal the result.   After that St Neots looked the more dangerous side with Ben Southwood firing over the bar after good work by Erhan Nurettin and Andre Williams forcing the save of the match from Child.   So, St Neots finished as proud League and County Cup winners after a very successful season. St Neots:  Jeckells, Gooderham, Piesse, Donkin, Rudman, Holman, Williams, Clarke (I), Southwood, Nurettin, Eldridge Subs used:  Taylor (L), Waites, Chambers, Collins and Fulianty Referee:  Paul Gregory (Peterborough)                                                              John Walker
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